Tag Archives: interest rates

Interest Rates and Gold: If Interest Rates Rise What Happens to Gold?

Last week the Reserve Bank of New Zealand raised the Official Cash Rate for the first time in 7 years. Today we look at interest rates and gold. Specifically answering the question: If interest rates rise, what happens to gold prices? This post covers: A Common Misconception About Gold and Rising Interest Rates Last week […]

How Would Hyperinflation in the USA Affect New Zealand?

How Would Hyperinflation in The USA affect New Zealand?

How would hyperinflation in the USA affect New Zealand? How would interest rates here be affected? And what about the New Zealand dollar? There has been a bit more talk of the possibility of inflation lately. We’ve written about it recently too: Inflation in 2021 and Beyond: What’s Different to 2009? Here’s a question from […]

Real Interest Rates vs Gold Prices – What Can They Tell Us About When to Buy Gold in New Zealand? [2021 Update]

Real Interest Rates vs Gold Prices - What Can They Tell Us About When to Buy Gold in New Zealand?

Recently there has been a bit of discussion in the mainstream about interest rates potentially rising sooner than expected. ASB yesterday increased its five-year term deposit rate by 75 basis points to 1.75 per cent. However, today you’ll see why it is the real interest rate that we need to keep track of… Interest Rates […]

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand?

What Would Negative Interest Rates Mean for New Zealand_

A couple of weeks ago we reported on the prospect of negative interest rates arriving in New Zealand as soon as November.  The Westpac chief economist expected the RBNZ to signal its change of plan in its August Monetary Policy Statement, and make a 75-point cut to -0.5% in November. Since then we’ve had a […]

Update: The Yield Curve Recession Predictor: Impact on Gold?

The best predictor of a recession we have seen is the yield curve. While the yield curve may sound like something only economists would know about and discuss, it’s actually a surprisingly simple measure. In this post we’ll cover: What is the Yield Curve? What is an Inverted Yield Curve? What Does an Inverted Yield […]

Should I Buy Gold Today or Wait? 6 Factors to Consider

SHOULD I BUY GOLD TODAY OR WAIT?

Here’s an excellent question from a reader which we received a few years ago. It’s about whether to buy gold today or wait. Even though he asks whether the “powers that be” will let the stock market crash while Obama is in power, it’s still relevant today. Why? Because it shows the things we think might […]

Derivatives – a Beginner’s Guide to “Financial Weapons of Mass Destruction” – 2019 Update

DERIVATIVES – A BEGINNERS GUIDE TO WEAPONS OF MASS DESTRUCTION

Following the 2009 financial crisis, the term derivatives has been firmly embedded in todays lexicon. With the failure of Bear Stearns in 2008, and subsequent bailout of multiple other too big too fail banks, the term “derivative” was popping up everywhere.  Then in 2012 we had JP Morgan’s $7 billion trading loss on credit derivatives […]

Could Negative Interest Rates Be in Store for New Zealand?

Could Negative Interest Rates Be in Store for New Zealand?

Is This What’s in Store for New Zealand Down the Road? How’s this for perverse? Could anything as crazy as negative interest rates on mortgages come to New Zealand? Homeowners in Denmark are “about to get negative interest rates on their loans for all maturities through to five years, representing multiple all-time lows for borrowing […]

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too?

The RBA is Destroying The Australian Economy…and No One Cares. Is the RBNZ Destroying the New Zealand Economy Too

Greg Canavan wrote last week in his excellent Rum Rebellion eletter that the Reserve Bank of Australia is destroying the Aussie economy. It prompted us to have a think about how this compares to the New Zealand economy and ask a similar question: “Is the RBNZ destroying the New Zealand economy too?” Here is what […]

Michael Pento on the Yield Curve, Recession and Why This Time is Not Different

Yield Curve, Recession and Why This Time is Not Different In this very good interview with Micheal Pento of Pento Portfolio Strategies, Pento explains why the yield curve is not dropping simply due to low European bond interest rates. He also talks about: The real reason the yield curve is inverting What an inverted yield […]